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24.04.2020

In a time of global pandemic, the Palestinian economy has been put on lockdown. Without a financial safety net workers seem to be in for a fight for…


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17.02.2020

After four years of preliminary examinations, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in December 2019 decided to open an…


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28.10.2019

A Ramallah court’s decision to block 59 news websites in the West Bank has drawn sharp criticism from inside and outside the Palestinian government.…


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24.05.2019

The Bundestag’s adopted a resolution equating the BDS movement with anti-Semitism. This step infused extreme and immediate reactions across the…


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10.05.2019

In another cycle of violence in Gaza, the PA has remained unable to exert influence to halt the suffering of Palestinians in the blockaded Strip. This…


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03.05.2019

As the season of university councils’ elections comes to end, the Fatah-affiliated Shabibeh is emerging as the clear winner. But despite the long…


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19.04.2019

The new Palestinian government was sworn in on Sunday, headed by Prime Minister Dr Mohammed Shtayyeh. The majority cabinet consists of Fatah members…


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29.03.2019

The case of popular Human Rights Defender Issa Amro, who currently stands trial in Palestine as well as Israel, highlights the dire situation of…


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22.02.2019

While the Israeli government announces to withhold $138 million in Palestinian tax payers money, the Palestinian Authority might soon find itself on…


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01.02.2019

In January 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined the renewal of the mandate for the “Temporary International Presence in Hebron” (TIPH) and…


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19.10.2018

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in Ramallah main square on 15 October 2018 to protest the implementation of the new social security law next month.…


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03.08.2018

On Sunday, 29 July, 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi was released from Israeli prison after serving an eight month sentence. Her case highlights Israeli…


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22.06.2018

A wave of protests erupted in the West Bank against the PA's sanction policy against the Gaza Strip. The PA put down at least one of those protest by…


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02.02.2018

Thousands of Palestinian protested in front of UNRWA representative offices in the West Bank and Gaza this week against the US’ recently announced…


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26.01.2018

Palestinian telecommunications providers can finally supply their customers with 3G technology after years of applying for the services. While this…


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19.01.2018

During the last week, Israel unilaterally closed and reopened the Karem Abu Salem crossing (Kerem Shalom in Hebrew) between Israel and the occupied…


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03.11.2017

Hamas has handed over control of the border crossings in the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on 1 November, as stipulated in the…


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27.10.2017

For the first time since 2002, Israel’s civil administration has approved the construction of 31 new housing units in the Jewish settlement “Bet…


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20.10.2017

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian long-time diplomat and chief negotiator, underwent a successful lung transplant operation in the US last week, according…


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13.10.2017

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian farmers while they were harvesting olives near Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank on Wednesday, according…


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06.10.2017

A delegation of the Palestinian Authority (PA), headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday, 2 October, to prepare…


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29.09.2017

The death of five-year-old Mohammed Al-Sayis from the Gaza Strip was recently reported by Al Jazeera English.


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22.09.2017

The announcement made on Sunday morning by Hamas declaring the dissolving of its administrative committee and the call to Fatah to assume governmental…


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15.09.2017

Issa Amro, a prominent political and anti-settlement activist, was finally released on bail, Sunday; six days after Palestinian Security Forces…


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08.09.2017

The Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, near the West Bank city of Ramallah will be converted to a national Library, the Palestinian Minister of…


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23.06.2017

Last week saw the crackdown of Palestinian Authority (PA) on several news websites in the Occupied Territories.


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16.06.2017

As the Gulf States have been hit by the most serious diplomatic crisis in recent history, the effects on the Palestinian people remain most likely…


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09.06.2017

"We were glued to the radio, listening to the news bulletins from Radio Cairo", writes Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, founder of PASSIA, a Palestinian think…


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02.06.2017

The Palestinian prisoners' mass hunger-strike, the "Freedom and Dignity" strike, ended after 40 days last Saturday, after Palestinian sources reported…


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19.05.2017

On Monday, 15 May, fisherman Mohammed Majid Bakr was shot by Israeli naval forces and succumbed to his wounds later the same day in an Israeli…


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12.05.2017

Tomorrow will see the Occupied Palestinian Territory’s (OPT) first local elections since 2012. While the votes have not yet been cast, we are unlikely…


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05.05.2017

President of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas met with US President Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday 3 May, the first such…


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28.04.2017

During the second week of the Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike led by Marwan Barghouti, this Thursday and Friday have been declared a day of…


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21.04.2017

While thousands of Palestinian Christians celebrated Easter throughout the occupied Palestinian territory last Sunday, Israeli-enforced restrictions…


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14.04.2017

This week witnessed large-scale public unrest in the besieged Gaza Strip which is likely to further aggravate Hamas and Fatah’s tense relationship at…


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31.03.2017

Israel is accused of assassinating a Hamas military leader in the Gaza Strip. This is the last in a series of security development that may lead in a…


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24.03.2017

A UN report describing Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory as apartheid was pulled under the gaze of the world…


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17.03.2017

One of the few remaining symbols of Palestinian political life in occupied East Jerusalem, the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (MGIS)…


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10.03.2017

The Israeli army shot and killed a Palestinian political activist, Basel al-Araj, 28, in a raid on al-Bireh city, a few hundred meters from the centre…


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03.03.2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under heavy pressure due to a report published by the State Comptroller Yosef Shapira on 28…


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24.02.2017

For the first time in Fatah’s nearly 60-year history, the movement has finally established the position of Deputy Leader.


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17.02.2017

The nomination of Yahya Sinwar as the new head of Gaza's politburo is a sign that Hamas' internal elections are well underway, with the election of…


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10.02.2017

The Israeli Knesset passed one of its most controversial bills in recent times, the so-called 'Regularisation Law', earlier this week.


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27.01.2017

On Tuesday, a few kilometers outside of the Palestinian city of Khan Yunis in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli aircraft sprayed the border area…


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20.01.2017

On 15 January 2017, France held a multilateral peace conference in Paris with the goal of reinjecting life back into the frozen Middle East Peace…


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13.01.2017

Israel will revoke the residency of 12 relatives of Jerusalem’s truck assailant, Al-Quds newspaper and Haaretz reported. The summons, received by the…


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